Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

We know there is a lot of chatter and discussion around Covid-19 and while we don't want to add to the stress of this we thought we would keep you updated with what we are doing as a business. 


We are so passionate about sharing our love and works of all our New Zealand Artists and the effects of the Covid-19 Virus is looking likely to be around for some time we have moved quickly and decisively to make sure your experience and enjoyment is not curtailed.


While we have always had strict cleanliness standards in our galleries, we have implemented additional measures including :

  • Hand Sanitisers in both stores for all to use
  • Alcohol wiping of eftpos machines after every use
  • 2 hourly cleaning of our Point of Sale counters
  • On going cleaning of all surfaces and products
  • Washing all floors, doors and common areas


To help your experience and to ensure you always have access to the beautiful New Zealand art we sell we have also put in place some other ideas for your continued enjoyment and even if you can't get into one of the galleries theres various ways we can help.
Online - Our website is now the most extensive gallery website in New Zealand. We have been working so hard over the last year to ensure the size and quality of our offering is just what you want!!! We will be continuing to curating and adding new products as they become available from our wonderful Artists.


Phone - If online just doesn’t work for you please pick up the phone and talk to a real Human…. Newmarket on (09) 5200 399 and Ponsonby (09) 378 4364


Email - we are happy to photograph and send details on any piece of artwork, we can make suggestions for presents for self or others (


FaceTime - This is a new addition where you can call either of our stores through FaceTime and we can video conference, making selection of pieces easier to understand. Reach out if you want to use this service and we will organise a time to talk ( &


Appro - Why not take a piece or two home to try out? Use our personalised service for homes upto a 20 km radius of either of our Galleries. If you are looking for a piece of Artwork for the home we can come to you… well Melanie-Jane our amazing Creative Director actually, just give us a call on (09) 520 0399 and we can arrange a visit.


And remember our various payment gateways as well to help you with purchasing:

  • Credit Cards (online / in the galleries or over the phone)
  • Direct Credit
  • In Store Lay-by
  • MyArt
  • Online Afterpay & Lay-Buy

As the situation continues to develop, we will continue to prioritise the health and well-being of our Customers, Artists and our Staff.  We will update you, if our circumstances change.


Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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